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June Picks from Sisters in Crime: Married to Danger

By Shari Randall June brings warm weather and weddings – lots of weddings. But while love may be in the air, a dark heart may beat beneath the tulle and lace of a lovely wedding gown and happily ever after may be a prize hard won for even the most ardent lovers. Looking for that a…

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May Picks from LibraryReads

Librarians around the country have voted these 10 titles as the May 2019 LibraryReads list! The Bride Test by Helen Hoang “On the autism spectrum, Khai doesn’t feel anything for anyone. His mother recruits Esme, a young Vietnamese woman, to marry him. A realistic, humorous romance that reveals the slow path to love and a…

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May Picks from Sisters in Crime: Short Stories

By Shari Randall Celebrate Short Story Month with Sisters in Crime Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone to a book club meeting without having finished the book. We’ve all been there – the demands of family and work can steal away precious reading time. Sometimes there isn’t time for more than a chapter or two…

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Sisters in Crime: Not the Usual Suspects

By Shari Randall I adore police procedurals and stories of private investigators – the professionals who take down criminals in real life. But in fiction, anyone can be a sleuth. Are you looking for a different kind of crime solver? Sisters in Crime has you covered. I’ve asked these crime writers to introduce us to their…

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April Picks from LibraryReads

Librarians around the country have voted these 10 titles as the April 2018 LibraryReads list! Lost Roses: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly “The Ferriday family (The Lilac Girls) returns in this story of love, loss, and triumph. The voices of four compelling female characters tell of the devastating effects of the Russian Revolution and…

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Sisters In Crime: Pets on the Case

Animals and mystery have gone together ever since Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. These books from the writers of Sisters in Crime prove that pets can indeed be man’s best friend, especially in the face of murder, crime, and danger. Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly Officer Luz is lucky she still has…

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Very British Mystery

By Shari Randall and Marilyn Levinson Who doesn’t love a mystery – especially one with a British setting? These books on our Very British Mystery list represent genres from police procedural to cozy, and settings from the rain slick streets of London to the green hills of the Cotswolds. We’ve invited the authors to tell us…

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Fresh Starts

By Shari Randall The beginning of a new year is a time of fresh starts. If your book club has resolved to add mystery to its mix of reading, look no further. In each of these novels from the writers of Sisters in Crime, characters face challenges and make fresh starts, often in the face of…

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February Picks from LibraryReads

Librarians around the country have voted these 10 titles as the February 2019 LibraryReads list! And don’t miss the titles selected for Hall of Fame, a special new designation that honors authors who have had more than two books hit the LibraryReads list. This month’s selections were: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides “Led on…

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